Creating your FSA ID

Posted by Alyssa Pascarella on Oct 22, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Don't leave free money on the table!!

October 1 has come and gone, which means it's time to fill out the FAFSA for the 2019/20 academic year! Creating an FSA ID is the very first step to take in applying for financial aid. An FSA ID is a username and password that allows students and parents to access federal student aid systems and "sign" the FAFSA online. Both the parent and student need one in order to file the FAFSA. For a run down of common FSA ID mistakes to avoid, check out the video below!


Once you have your FSA ID and all of your documents organized, go to Click on "Start a New FAFSA." If you are the student and you are completing the FAFSA, you can log in using your FSA ID. If you are the parent, you'll need to choose the option to "Enter the Student's Information" in order to proceed. You cannot use a parent FSA ID to log into the FAFSA. 

If you don't want to tackle the FAFSA alone, book a free appointment with the RISLA College Planning Center. 

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Topics: College Financial Aid, College Planning, FAFSA